Welcome message for the “second EHNS workshop on Robotic Surgery and second congress of the IGR-EHNS (International Guilde of robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgery)”

C. Simon, W. Golusinski, R. Leemans

On behalf of the EHNS we would like to welcome you to the “second EHNS workshop on Robotic Surgery and second congress of the IGR-EHNS (International Guilde of robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgery)”.

Robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgery have remarkably evolved over the last years and have become more and more integrated into the daily work of the head and neck surgeon. Minimally invasive approaches to the pharynx, skull base, parapharyngeal space and the neck have been and will be exploited in order to improve functional and oncological outcome of our patients.

In order to bring to you the most cutting-edge developments in the field, EHNS joined forces with IGReHNS for this congress and we are proud to present to you a truly international program with renowned experts from all around the world.

On the first day we will address anatomy, treatment decision-making, and various applications of endoscopic and robotic surgery. Difficulties such as prevention of hemorrhage will be discussed, and various techniques compared, i.e. TLM, the FlexRobotic , and the da Vinci system .

On the second day two live surgeries will take you through the ins-and-outs of the procedures followed by lectures on currently ongoing trials.

On the last day a proffered abstract session with experts discussing accepted poster contributions followed by an in-depth discussion over “How-I-do-it-videos” will round up the program.

The evening event consists of a stroll over the famous Christmas market of Montreux followed by a typical Swiss dinner in a well-known local wine cellar.

We all look forward seeing you in Lausanne in the end of November.

Christian Simon, MD
Congress President, 2nd Congress of IGReHNS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,
CHUV University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
C. Rene Leemans, MD, PhD
President of The European Head and Neck Society (EHNS)
Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Wojciech Golusinski, MD, PhD
Secretary General of The European Head and
Neck Society (EHNS)
Department of Head and Neck Surgery,
Poznan University of Medical Sciences,
The Greater Poland Cancer Centre, Poznan, Poland

for 2nd Congress of IGReHNS

It is with great pleasure that we extend our warmest greetings to you all in opening the 2nd Congress of International Guild of Robotic & Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery (IGReEHNS), to be held at Lausanne, Switzerland.

The objectives of this congress are to discuss and demonstrate all state of art aspects for the robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgeries and to create the groundwork for future direction for management of and research in head and neck region.

The theme of this 2nd Congress, “Next-generation Technology and Surgical Innovation in Robotics and Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery” is chosen with the aim of establishing and strengthening scientific links among the robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgeons.

The scientific program includes all aspect of Robotic and Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery. The Congress will cover not only transoral robotic surgery but also various techniques in robotic and endoscopic neck and thyroid surgery. We will demonstrate Partial pharyngectomy and Neck dissection by using the DaVinci Xi system in Liver Surgery session and future innovative devices and discussing new frontiers in Head & Neck Surgery. Also, interactive discussions with video clips of interesting and informative cases will be presented.

Hope you make your contribution with us and keep up with the fast-growing development of robotic and endoscopic head and neck surgery.

I strongly welcome all of you to join in this well organized 2nd Congress of IGReEHNS to give a lecture and to learn, and enjoy Lausanne with your colleagues and families.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Lausanne!

Thank you

Best regards.

Eun Chang Choi, MD, PhD
President of IGReHNS
Professor Department of Otorhinolaryngology,
Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Chris Holsinger, MD, FACS
Vice President of IGReHNS
Professor & Chief, Head and Neck Surgery Professor of Otolaryngology
Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA